China's domination of the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Sudirman Cup has come to an end after South Korea denied them a sixth consecutive title in Gold Coast today.
South Korea were the last country to claim victory in the world mixed team tournament back in 2003, before China's streak of victories began.
Fu Haifeng and Zhang Nan looked to have put China on course for further success when they won the men's doubles tie at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre.
The duo emerged as 21-14, 21-15 winners against South Korea’s Choi Sol-gyu and Seo Seung-jae.
Sung Ji-hyun got South Korea back into the contest by earning an impressive 21-12, 21-16 win over He Bingjiao in the women's singles.
China would, however, move to the brink of a 10th Sudirman Cup crown when Olympic champion Chen Long won the men's singles 21-10, 21-10 against Jeon Hyeok-jin.
Chang Ye-na and Lee So-hee responded to the pressure of their must win women's doubles match by securing victory against Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan.
The South Korean pair earned a 21-19, 21-13 win in the contest.
Choi Sol-gyu and Chae Yoo-jung would seal South Korea's 3-2 victory by triumphing in the mixed doubles tie.
They secured a 21-17, 21-13 win over Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong to give the country their fourth Sudirman Cup title.
The next edition of the tournament will take place in Nanjing, China, during 2019.